STP539: Application of 14 MeV and Cf-252 Neutron Sources to Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Lunar Samples

    Janghorbani, M
    Visiting assistant professor and professor and chairman, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

    Gillum, DE
    Assistant professor, Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky.

    Ehmann, WD
    Visiting assistant professor and professor and chairman, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1973


    Abstract

    Two neutron sources, a Cockroft-Walton 14 MeV neutron generator and a Cf-252 neutron source, have been applied to analyses of lunar samples for major and minor element determinations. Instrumentation and details of the techniques employed are discussed. It is shown that most major and minor elements found in lunar samples can be determined via the technique of instrumental neutron activation analysis employing these two relatively inexpensive neutron sources.

    Keywords:

    lunar geology, neutron activation analysis, lunar analysis, neutrons, neutron sources, chemical analysis, analyzing


    Paper ID: STP36540S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F07.90

    DOI: 10.1520/STP36540S


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